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  1. Dose of transparency may ease regional tensions

    Posted Aug 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... skill, but one that only comes with experience. Along the way, what's needed is active diplomacy, a healthy dose of transparency, and measured, well-telegraphed steps to build confidence ... for China and other countries in the region to engage more closely, and with greater mutual trust- and that means much more openness and transparency is needed. ...

  2. Talking Points

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This [dispute] has taught us a lesson. There are some imperfections in the procedures. We have to make the system more transparent and we will strive to enhance trust with staff. Kuo Way, CityU president- four months into his job as head of the university I don't think the bureau knows what it is talking about... If you are putting forward an alternative scientific theory, ...

  3. Hosts want Obama to say Tibet is Chinese

    Posted Nov 06th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... over Tibet. In exchange, say Chinese diplomats, Beijing would commit to military transparency and to co-operation on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. Diplomats from the world's ... Diplomats say Washington is stressing as topics for dialogue during Obama's visit strategic issues, transparency about China's rapid military build-up, and co-operation ...

  4. Parties coy about where funds come from

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Critics of the status quo say rules are needed to increase transparency and avoid conflict of interest Politicians and academics are intensifying calls for the introduction of a law requiring political parties to disclose their sources of funding. They say such a law would boost transparency of local politics and help the long-term development of party politics. Their comments ...

  5. Privacy chief seeks to alleviate CCTV fears

    Posted Aug 13th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... a proposal to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in hygiene black spots, saying it would be acceptable if surveillance was done fairly and transparently. Acting Privacy Commissioner ... and that how they were collected was lawful, fair and transparent. Mr Lam said Team Clean had approached his office for advice in June and it had recommended measures to protect against abuse, ...

  6. Execution is reason to review the system

    Posted Dec 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in a judicial system that lacks openness and transparency. People sentenced to death do not have the opportunity for impartial hearings. Checks, balances and fairness that should be basic elements ... in September 2007 is not in dispute. But a lack of transparency means claims that his psychological condition was ignored- which should have been central to the case- cannot be verified. Under ...

  7. Turmoil carries risk but promise of huge rewards for Beijing

    Posted Feb 27th 2011, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... companies' use of Chinese workers. Chinese companies might have to become more transparent in their dealings with North African leaders. 'Democracy means increased transparency,' Sorbara said. 'Chinese companies will have to move towards transparency in their business dealings, just as elites in North African countries will be forced to.' Threat to business Revenue ...

  8. Changes to poll count spark fear of disputes

    Posted Mar 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... dozens of changes to the 2000 polls, said decentralised counting would improve efficiency and transparency. Subject to approval by the legislature, the 500-plus polling stations in the five ... would improve transparency. 'We understand the concerns expressed by some people that they may not be able to find so many people to monitor the process. This is a shortcoming. But when ...

  9. Miner to lead wave of Kazakh IPOs in city

    Posted Oct 16th 2010, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... corporate governance and transparency. In June, China and Kazakhstan agreed to jointly build and finance a US$3 billion natural gas pipeline from the central Asian state to China. ENRC is mired ... of accountability'. The Kazakh government owns 26 per cent of Kazakhmys and 12 per cent of ENRC. Anti-corruption campaigner Transparency International placed Kazakhstan 120th out of 180 countries in its 2009 ...

  10. Blame game continues in Tianjin

    Posted Oct 08th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... transfer and transparency on emissions and reductions. Pershing accused China of back-pedalling on transparency pledges on domestic emission cuts that were included in the political agreement ...




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